Hello, I'm Carissa! Thanks for stopping by my cozy little corner of the internet. By now, you've probably browsed some of my projects and patterns, but obviously, you clicked on the "About Me" because you want to get to know me better, you know, on a deep, personal level. Well, I've gotta be honest. That's a little creepy. I will instead offer you superficial, but hopefully entertaining insights into my life to appease your curiosity.
I have a freckle between two of my toes.
I am from Texas, but I abhor beans and fried things (with a few exceptions).
I have never broken a bone, despite being unfathomably accident-prone.
Asymmetry is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I went to college when I was 16 (and am really, all-around, just a huge nerd).
I wear a size 11 shoe (US).
No wait, perhaps these are too random. How about some more pertinent tidbits...
I've been making stuff for as long as I can remember, graduating from popsicle sticks and fingerpaints in the beginning to predominantly yarn and fabric in recent years. I'm constantly looking for ways to turn stuff into better stuff, and am not embarrassed to admit when projects go awry.
I taught myself to knit when my first nephew was in utero. There has hardly been a day since that I've not fondling some fiber. I began to create my own designs not long after learning. My spacial skills and background in math have lent themselves nicely to the cause. My passion is developing unusual construction techniques, for socks in particular.
My mother put needle and thread in my hands many years ago. I remember the little purple 'quilt' I made for my dolls. In reality, it was just two rectangles of fabric crudely hand-stitched together with a bit of batting in between. But I made it, so I was proud of it. I rediscovered the craft in college, bought myself a basic sewing machine, and went to town. Virtually everything I know about sewing, I figured out by trial and error.
In 2012, I worked very hard to change my lifestyle and eating habits, and I managed to lose 75lb (34kg). Over the course of this journey, I instituted a temporary moratorium on knitted garments since those are a large time investment in a piece that may not have even fit by the time I finished it. Instead, I picked up sewing again - remaking many of the now-too-large garments in my closet, as well as transforming pieces picked up on the cheaps from thrift stores.
So feel free to roam around. If you just can't get enough, you're welcome to browse my Flickr gallery, find me on Ravelry, or follow me on Pinterest. And don't forgot to follow me on Bloglovin to see what I come up with next!
See ya around!